Content Tagged As al_qaida

2 years 8 months ago

Obama praises SEAL hostage rescue

WASHINGTON (AP) -- "Good job tonight," President Barack Obama told his Defense chief as he arrived for his annual State of the Union message. Unknown to a global television audience watching the speech moments later, a bold hostage rescue operation had played out half a world away with an...

3 years 1 month ago

Possible attacks from al-qaida

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's counterterrorism adviser says the administration is taking seriously the intelligence tip of a possible al-Qaida plot tied to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The terror network has long sought to attack the U.S. again, and Obama adviser John Brennan says...

3 years 5 months ago

Pakistan arrests "al-Qaida operative"

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan's army says a Yemeni national it describes as a "senior al-Qaida operative" has been arrested in the city of Karachi. The army said Tuesday the man had been working directly under al-Qaida leaders along the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. It gave no further details....

3 years 5 months ago

"Deep concerns" about U.S. raid on bin Laden

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Pakistan says it is deeply concerned over what it said was an "unauthorized" American raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The government statement Tuesday said the raid should not serve as a precedent for future U.S. actions in the country. Washington says it did not inform Islamabad...

3 years 5 months ago

President Obama to visit Ground Zero

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to visit New York City on Thursday to mark the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. The White House says Obama will visit ground zero, the site of al-Qaida's attack on the World Trade Center, and meet with the families of...

4 years 3 months ago

American killed in Uganda World Cup explosion

Officials in Uganda's capital, Kampala, say 64 people died in simultaneous bombings of World Cup soccer viewing crowds. Two blasts bearing the hallmarks of international terrorists ripped through crowds at a rugby club and a restaurant in Kampala. At least one American was killed. Several other Americans were among the...

4 years 3 months ago

NYC subway plot was al-Qaida conspiracy

Federal prosecutors say the failed plot to set off bombs in the New York subway last year was part of a larger al-Qaida conspiracy that also targeted England. In a terrorism indictment unsealed Wednesday, prosecutors added several al-Qaida figures to the case, including Adnan Shukrijumah, an FBI most-wanted terrorist....

4 years 4 months ago

U.S. couple released by Yemeni tribe

Two U.S. citizens, a husband and wife, taken hostage by Yemeni tribesmen were released on Tuesday a day after they were seized near the capital Sanaa, a Yemeni government official said. "The Americans have been freed and handed over to the mediation committee," a government official told Reuters. ...

4 years 7 months ago

No-fly list nearly doubles since attack

An intelligence official says the government has nearly doubled the number of people on the no-fly list since the attempted Christmas Day attack near Detroit. The official says that in the two months since a Nigerian man tried to blow up a Detroit-bound airplane, the government's list of suspected terrorists...

4 years 8 months ago

Are you kidding? Al-qaida exploding breasts

A British intelligence service says it's discovered that gel and saline implants may be used by al-Qaida to terrorize innocent people. British spy satellites have reportedly intercepted terrorist communications from Pakistan and Yemen, talking about women suicide bombers getting explosives put inside breast implants. Former Houston FBI Director...

4 years 11 months ago

Al-Qaida agent sentenced to 8 years in prison

A former al-Qaida agent has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for conspiring to help a foreign terrorist organization. Ali al-Marri had faced a maximum sentence of 15 years, but U.S. District Judge Michael Mihm imposed a shorter sentence of eight years and four months Thursday. Al-Marri's...

5 years 1 week ago

Obama focusing on al-Qaida, not Taliban

President Barack Obama will meet with his top aides again today as he tries to formulate a strategy for the Afghan war going forward. It's one of a series of meetings this week on the war. A senior administration official says Obama is prepared to accept some Taliban involvement in...

5 years 1 week ago

AP Sources: NYC suspect contacted senior al-Qaida

Intelligence officials familiar with the investigation say an Afghan immigrant who allegedly planned a New York terror attack also had contact with a senior al-Qaida operative. The officials tell The Associated Press the CIA learned about Najibullah Zazi through one of its sources and alerted domestic agencies. The intelligence and...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4